'''Edith Nesbit''' (married name '''Edith Bland'''; 15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of '''E. Nesbit'''.
She wrote or collaborated on more than 60 books of children's literature
. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society
, a socialist organisation later affiliated to the Labour Party (UK)|Labour Party